Best Hiking Trails in Bakersfield

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Bakersfield, California. All of our hiking trails face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Alfred Harrell Highway at Canal Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308 Directions

Since 1929

Hart Memorial Park is one of the oldest parks within Kern County. Hart Park's 370 acres along the Kern River now form the cornerstone of the 1,012-acre leisure complex called Kern River City Park. It offers fish, catfish, bass hunting, party picnic spots with tables and grills on two 10 acre lakes. The parking lot at the gateway to the east park to connect hiking and horse-riding trails. The north side of Hart Park also features an equestrian trail. The park also offers stunning scenery and exclusive picture spots.

Children's Playgrounds, Dogs on Leash, Kid Friendly, Fishing Spots, Walking, Biking, River, Fly Fishing, Wild Flowers, Mountain, Birding, Wildlife, Equestrian, Horseback & Riding


Mon - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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16019 Maricopa Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311 Directions

Since 1995

'Wind Wolves Preserve' is a 93,000-acre nature preserve just 30 miles south of Bakersfield. The preserve is open daily and free of charge so that all may experience the wonder and joy of nature. During the school season, free outdoor education programs that feature local ecology and cultural history host nearly 10,000 students each year. It has over twenty miles of hiking trails of varying difficulty and terrain, so there's something for everyone as trails feature scenic views, grasslands, lush wetlands, and wilderness areas. Weekend programs are available year-round, such as guided night hikes in the summer and wildflower walks in early spring. The historic route, El Camino Viejo, is also a mountain bike trail that is 10 miles round trip. Dogs on leash are welcome on all trails. Every March, the preserve hosts the annual Spring Nature Festival that features local exhibitors to showcase education and science, food vendors, and spring wildflowers.

Spring Wild Flowers, Waterfall, Picnicking, Camping, Walking Trails, Hiking, Running, Nature Trips, Mountain Biking, Kid Friendly, Special Events, Birding & Dog-Friendly

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Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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121 Manor Street, Bakersfield, CA 93309 Directions

Kern River Parkway Trail runs along the Kern River along the east-west length of Bakersfield. The suddenly more short trail continues to the east, with water and toilet facilities going through many city parks. Several town parks off Truxtun Avenue west of State Route 99 provide access to trails and parking. It offers a wide variety of leisure opportunities for all seasons of the year. Whitewater boating can be enjoyed, and fishing is accessible here. The day sites include launch and take-out areas, picnic tables, bathrooms, and access to fishing.

Beach, Bird-Watching, Outdoor Activities, Kid-Friendly, Biking Trails, Horseback Riding, Nature and Park, Walking, Wild Flowers, Birding & Forest


Mon - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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